We Built This City

Their parents’ generation built a city to float in the clouds. Her generation keeps it flying.

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    She imagines the wash soothes the tired city. Acids eat every weak spot and lingers in unexpected salts. Without their careful maintenance, the dome could leak, and leaking meant sinking into the hellish pressure below. The air they breathe is also the lifting gas that holds the city aloft in Venus’ denser atmosphere. Their parents’ generation built a city to float in the clouds. Her generation keeps it flying.

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